Saturday, November 24, 2012
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp issues statement following the passing of Arthur Weisberg

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp issued the following statement today following the passing of Arthur Weisberg:

“I and the entire Marshall University community are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Arthur Weisberg. I consider Art a dear friend and mentor and I’ve been so fortunate to have known him. I have especially cherished the time we shared together. He was never short on kind words and always willing to share his advice and wisdom – just two of the noble attributes that define this remarkable man. 

“Huntington and the State of West Virginia have lost one of our greatest captains of industry and philanthropy. Art chose to make Huntington his home and throughout his lifetime here, he was committed to improving the quality of life for its current and future residents. Art and the entire Weisberg family have left an indelible imprint on this university through their support of our academic programs and willingness to give back to the community they so dearly love. 

“Jane and I and all of us at Marshall extend our love and heartfelt prayers to Joan and the entire Weisberg family.”

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197